St Ninian's Lent Study

Who this course is for:

• Any person who has wondered about why Christians have an affinity for thinking that Jesus's crucifixion has any ramifications for the present day.

• People who wish to have a deeper understanding of the meaning of Jesus's death.

• People who long for hope that is grounded in Jesus's crucifixion as an historical event. 

• Followers of Jesus who wish to have greater appreciation for what God has accomplished in Christ.

What is it about:

The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning.
 In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs.

What you’ll learn

  Understand the reasons for attempting to gain further understanding of what changed as of 6:00 PM on Good Friday.

• Describe some of the historical reasons for certain theories that surround the meaning of Jesus's crucifixion.

• Articulate the perspective of the ancient pagan world with reference to sacrifice to gods.

• Provide reasons why the early Christians thought that the Old Testament provides background for the idea of Jesus's crucifixion.

• Discern how the stories of Israel intersect with Christian belief especially surrounding the idea of sacrifice.

• Explain how the concept of "rescue" pervades the work of Jesus in His life and death.

• Present biblical arguments that support a rich understanding of the meaning of Jesus's crucifixion.

• Encourage Christians to walk in a new sense of wonder as those who have been rescued from death in order to live lives of love.